Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon Match Prediction

By Sajeesh Soman

Espanyol have picked up some form lately while Sporting still struggle to get out of the relegation zone. A victory for either of the teams could bring immense relief which makes it an interesting encounter when Espanyol face Sporting Gijon on Sunday, the 11th of December, 2016 at the Cornell El-Prat stadium. We bring you all the team news, match facts and betting predictions from this fixture.

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Espanyol preview

Espanyol continue their impressive run in the league as they drew 0-0 away against Atletico Madrid last weekend. Antoine Griezmann and Diego Godin threatened early in the game for the home side, with Gabi bringing out the first save of the match from Diego Lopez. Jan Oblak too was twice tested by Gerard Moreno. The second half saw the game open up better with both sides increasing their tempo. Gabi once again tested Lopez while Yannick Carrasco saw his shot flew wide. Jose Gimenez too saw his shot flew wide and Griezmann could not convert with the last chance of the game as the game ended on level terms. It was a well earned point for Quique Sanchez Flores, who returned to his former club. Espanyol now remain unbeaten in the last eight matches as Flores’s match climb up the table staying seven points away from the relegation zone. They now face Gijon on the weekend.

Sporting Gijon preview

Sporting moved out of the relegation zone following a 3-1 home victory against Osasuna last weekend. It was Sporting’s first victory after almost after ten games. The hosts started the game well as they had more of the possession and dominated the gameplay. They took the lead three minutes before the break when Carlos Carmona headed home. Eleven minutes after the restart, the hosts doubled their lead from Pereira Douglas’ goal. The second goal put the game to bed, but that was more to come from Sporting as Carmona doubled his tally when he lobbed over Nauzet Perez in the 79th minute. It was impressive from the home side, not so great from Osasuna. The away side did manage a consolation goal four minutes from time through Miguel Flano. Sporting can use the positivity from this victory to perform better, and it can help when they face Espanyol on the weekend.

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Espanyol team news

Alvaro Vasquez (Hamstring injury) is the only player unavailable for Espanyol this weekend.

Sporting Gijon

Alberto Lora (Groin injury) and Dani Ndi (Knee problems) will miss out for Gijon on Sunday.

Betting tips and predictions

Sporting have lost four of their last five matches while Espanyol are unbeaten in their last six games. Espanyol should record a narrow victory this weekend.

Espanyol win at 8/11

Over 5.5 cards at 11/10

Espanyol saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Espanyol Form Guide

Espanyol Team Logo

Espanyol

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W A

26-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Richmond Kickers Team Logo Richmond Kickers

FT 2 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Cincinnati

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Gimnastic Team Logo Gimnastic

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-08-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

26-08-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-09-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo Alaves Team Logo Deportivo Alaves

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

16-09-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

22-09-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Sporting Gijon Form Guide

Sporting Gijon Team Logo

Sporting Gijon

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
L H

10-06-2018

Segunda Division Playoff

Real Valladolid Team Logo Real Valladolid

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Chaves Team Logo Chaves

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

18-08-2018

Segunda Division

Alcorcon Team Logo Alcorcon

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-08-2018

Segunda Division

Gimnastic Team Logo Gimnastic

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

02-09-2018

Segunda Division

Extremadura Team Logo Extremadura

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

09-09-2018

Segunda Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

13-09-2018

Copa del Rey

Numancia Team Logo Numancia

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

16-09-2018

Segunda Division

Numancia Team Logo Numancia

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

22-09-2018

Segunda Division

Osasuna Team Logo Osasuna

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Espanyol Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sporting Gijon Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon Sidelined Players

Espanyol
Sporting Gijon
16 Manuel Lillo Castellano Injured
9 Carlos Castro Injured
20 Dani Ndi Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Diego Lopez 196 88
4 LB Victor Sanchez Mata 175 73
23 CD Diego Reyes 190 77
29 RB Aaron Caricol 180 72
15 CD David Lopez 185 80
17 LM Hernan Perez 180 71
18 CM Javi Fuego 181 74
11 RM Leo Baptistao 181 71
14 CM Jose Manuel Jurado 173 76
7 CF Gerard Moreno 180 75
10 CF Felipe Caicedo 185 84
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ivan Cuellar 185 75
2 LB Douglas 171 67
3 CD Jean-Sylvain Babin 182 84
4 CD Jorge Mere 182 77
5 CD Fernando Amorebieta 190 77
18 RB Isma Lopez 180 76
19 LM Carlos Carmona 177 71
6 CM Sergio Alvarez 180 65
8 CM Rachid Ait-Atmane 190 76
23 RM Moi Gomez 174 65
24 CF Duje Cop 184 73